About the rankings
- The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
- There are separate rankings for different types of institutions depending on their areas of operation like universities and colleges, engineering institutions, management institutions, pharmacy institutions and architecture institutions.
- The ranking framework evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, i.e. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR).
- NIRF is one of the criterias for private institutions assessment for the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme.
Why in News?
- The Ministry of Human Resource Development has released its NIRF 2020 rankings recently.
Key highlights of the 2020 rankings
- Dental institutions have been included for the first time in the NIRF Rankings bringing the total tally to 10 categories / subject domains.
- IIT Madras retains 1st Position in Overall Ranking as well as in Engineering,
- Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University list.
- IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management Category and AIIMS occupies the top slot in Medical category for a third consecutive year.
- Miranda College retains 1st position amongst colleges for a third consecutive year.
- Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi secures 1st position in “Dental” category.